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This is my blog on the arts scene of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle communities. I'll focus on visual arts and the 2ndFriday Artwalk and other visual art events but that doesn't mean I won't chat about music, literary events, film or anything else in the local creative world. Please email with ideas, links, comments or brickbats. [I have comment moderation on so if you don't see your comment right away that means that I haven't had a chance to approve it yet. Sorry, but the spammers.....]

Friday, April 29, 2011

Another arts venue???

From the News & Observer Campus Notes Blog. Hmmm?? The idea is to have the old Chapel Hill Museum building at 523 E. Franklin St. become a joint UNC-CH-Town of Chapel Hill space for art and art events.  The blog post includes the UNC-CH proposal by Distinguished Professor of Art elin o'Hara slavik which begins:
523 East Franklin will be named CHART to be able to promote, brand and support the space as a location to be visited. It will be a collaborative project space between the town of Chapel Hill (Jeff York, Public Arts Administrator) and UNC’s Art Department (Professor elin o’Hara slavick), with a 3-year renewable contract/lease with an "out clause" for both parties.

I'm not sure what to say.  Interesting at a minimum.  And by the way the capitalization of Professor o'Hara's name is correct.  maybe she's related to e.e. cummings in some way?

Take a look at the blog post and proposal and let me know what you think. 

As an alternative, the Town is also looking at a proposal to create the 523 Arts Incubator within the building.  Knowing the cost of studio space (any space!) in Carrboro and Chapel Hill this seems a reasonable thing to look at.

Form the Chapel Hill Memories website

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